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Northwest SARCon Session Descriptions

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Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Keynote:
Keynote TBA.

SAR Management

Sessions TBA.

Wilderness

Sessions TBA.

Technology

Sessions TBA.

Medical

Sessions TBA.

K9

K9 Trailing Course
Luke Tessner and Johnnie Walter
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Spanning the entire three-day conference, this extended course provides hands-on immersion in the techniques of training the scent-specific trailing dog. This is a field-based training opportunity to build K9 teams that are training for operational success. Trails and skills are built from the experiences and actual casework of our diverse instructor staff. The techniques are offered in an open atmosphere to promote education with a heavy emphasis on operational safety.
Attendees will cover all aspects of component training from collection and introduction of scent, scent theory, reading canine body language, and reward. Scenario and exposure-based training will also be offered. This course is designed for dogs and handlers of all skill levels. Space is limited to 7 handlers and their K9 partners. Handlers will need to bring a leash, trailing line, harness, treats and a toy for their K9.

Cadaver Dog Training Course
Edwin Grant and Colin Thielen
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

During the three days, the dogs will be evaluated by levels of training and indications. Dogs will be evaluated on a large and small source. Dogs and handlers will be assigned as beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Dogs will be worked on and/or introduced to large source of human material. Dogs that will be worked on larger sources will be dependent on ability and levels of training. Search locations will be open woods, fields, buildings, vehicles.
Dogs will also be evaluated on beginning water work and advanced on ability and experience. Handlers will be instructed on proper search techniques on water from the beginning of a water search until the recovery. Boating search patterns will be a priority along with the proper use of K9s on a water search and the use of handheld GPS. At the end of the weekend, handlers will be given the opportunity to work large sources on land and or boat. The handlers will be given the opportunity to certify for cadaver land or water thru Objective First Tactical K9.
This course is limited to 16 handlers and their K9 partners.
Handlers will need to bring life jacket for water training and any other equipment needed for water training for your K9.

Wilderness Air Scent Non-Discriminatory
Ian Gilbert-Ghormley and Tim Brown
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wilderness Air Scent is an introduction to air scent K9 training. The goal of this course is to familiarize new and intermediate handlers with the basic aspects of K9 training, and search technique. Topics to be covered include: run-aways, rewards, alerts, scent theory, planning to work a search area, utilizing support, and leading teams on searches. Troubleshooting training problems will also be offered. Class is open for limited number of people who want to learn how to be support for K9 teams and for hiding subjects. Class is intended to instruct beginning to intermediate dog teams. Dogs should have strong obedience and be able to work off lead.
Training through SARCON 2016 Wilderness Air Scent will be catered to the handler and the K-9 based on experience to obtain the best possible return of your time. There will be training in different physical environments so be sure to bring your full Search Back Pack. Full field gear is required. Vaccinations should be current. Class is limited to 8 handlers and their K9 partners.
 

Enhanced SAR

Sessions TBA.

Water Rescue

Sessions TBA.




Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

SAR Management

Sessions TBA.

Wilderness

Sessions TBA.

Technology

Sessions TBA.

Medical

Sessions TBA.

K9

K9 Trailing Course
Luke Tessner and Johnnie Walter
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Cadaver Dog Training Course
Edwin Grant and Colin Thielen
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Wilderness Air Scent Non-Discriminatory
Ian Gilbert-Ghormley and Tim Brown
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Enhanced SAR

Sessions TBA.

Water Rescue

Sessions TBA.






Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

SAR Management

Sessions TBA.

Wilderness

Sessions TBA.

Technology

Sessions TBA.

Medical

Sessions TBA.

K9

K9 Trailing Course
Luke Tessner and Johnnie Walter
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Cadaver Dog Training Course
Edwin Grant and Colin Thielen
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Wilderness Air Scent Non-Discriminatory
Ian Gilbert-Ghormley and Tim Brown
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Enhanced SAR

Sessions TBA.

Water Rescue

Sessions TBA.

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Northwest SARCon

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

2016 Northwest SARCon
Sept. 23-25, 2016

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Hwy 224
Boring, OR 97009

Julie Collinson, Conference Coordinator
Phone: 503-557-5827
Fax: 503-794-8068
jcollinson@clackamas.us

Register online